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11 days later, Occupy Utica demonstrations continue

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Many of the Occupy protests nationwide have turned violent, but in the City of Utica, that's not the case.

After 11 days, the demonstrations have continued.

Sunshine, rain and strong winds were just some of the weather elements that protestors dealt with at Liberty Bell Park in downtown Utica since the start of the demonstration October 13.

It won't be long before snow enters the equation, but organizers say they are only there as long as the forecast allows them to be - saying they don't wish to put anyone into harm's way when it comes to their health and safety.

The crowd was estimated to be about 400 during the peak 6 p.m. hour on Thursday, October 13, when the group held its kickoff event.

Just like their counterparts in the ongoing 'Occupy Wall Street' protest in New York City many of the protesters in Utica chanted and held up signs with slogans about political and financial reform.

Tents are still set up for sleeping and for food storage and at least one person has been on the corner, around the clock, since it all began back on October 13.

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